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2014 Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet

January 25, 2014 - North Pointe Conference Center, Lewis Center, Ohio

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association will celebrate Ohio’s cattlemen, hear from industry leaders and set new policy for 2014 at the OCA Annual Meeting and Banquet on Jan. 25, 2014, at the North Pointe Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio. OCA leadership is excited to announce a new location and expanded educational opportunities for members.

County leader sessions and interactive industry meetings will be offered throughout the morning prior to the Annual Meeting. A panel discussion will take place during lunch and attendees will hear from industry leaders including NCBA President Scott George and John Lundeen, executive director of market research for NCBA. During the annual meeting, attendees will hear about OCA programs and the 2014 policy will be discussed and set by membership.

The banquet highlights county affiliate activities, five industry leaders and families, scholarship recipients and naming the 2014 Ohio Beef Ambassadors. The event concludes with the Cattlemen's Social following the banquet.

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North Pointe Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, OH 43035
(North of Columbus off of US Route 23)
Hotel rooms are available at a special rate of $119. Call 614-880-4300. Hotel reservation deadline is Jan. 4

Schedule of Events

8:30 a.m.   Ohio Beef Ambassador contestant registration

9:00 a.m.   CattleWomen’s registration desk opens

9:00 a.m.   OCA registration desk opens

                  OCA PAC silent auction opens

9:15 a.m.   Ohio Beef Ambassador contest begins

9:30 a.m.   OCA county affi liate leader meeting

Noon         OCA luncheon & “Around the Water Tank” Session 1: Interact with a panel of industry leaders including NCBA President Scott George & John Lundeen, NCBA Executive Director of Market Research

2:00 p.m.   OCA Annual Meeting
                   Take an active role in your organization by attending the Annual Meeting. Members will set policy for 2014 and receive program updates.

2:00 p.m.   Ohio CattleWomen’s Annual Meeting

3:30 p.m.   OCA “Around the Water Tank” Session 2

5:00 p.m.   Hospitality Hour

6:00 p.m.   OCA Awards Banquet: Banquet highlights include County Affiliate Recognition, Young Cattleman of the Year, Industry Service Award, Industry Excellence Award, Seedstock Producer of the Year, Commercial Producer of the Year, Scholarship Presentations and Presentation of the 2014 Ohio Beef Ambassador Team. Featured speaker: NCBA President Scott George